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dined on Fri, 28 Dec 2018

Was disappointed by the food, which was fine but unimaginative. The location is stunning, and the service is excellent, but it’s clear it’s the vie you’re paying for.

dined on Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Fabulous meal. AMAZING wines. Great service. Quite noisy but that was fine for us

dined on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Service was brilliant

dined on Sat, 8 Dec 2018

The view & atmosphere are second to none. Beautiful. In terms of the food, most of it was very nice too (a couple of dishes were misses though, particularly the kids Forest dessert - weird). The service was a little abrupt / snarky, which was disappointing. This wasn’t my first visit and it won’t be my last but next time I really hope they step up the service.
Hi Debra, Thanks so much for your feedback. We are very lucky to be situated in such beautiful location - glad you agree! Our Enchanted Forest Dessert is sooooooo popular - a hit amongst the kids!! Can't believe yours didn't like it! I am disappointed by your comments regarding our waitstaff. I have spoken to the waiter who looked after you - she was most surprised but apologises if she came across as abrupt/snarky. We look forward to you returning sometime soon in which I trust you will find our service First Class!
Mark McLoughlin, Public Dining Room responded on Tue, 11 Dec 2018

dined on Wed, 5 Dec 2018

Public Dining inevitably scores - food, drinks, service, and of course the beach-front location. Chef's thoughtful "Happy Birthday" message was much appreciated. Perennial and consistent high standards on all fronts ensure loyal returning diners.
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Terms & Conditions: Bookings are considered tentative until credit card details are provided for booking security. A booking is considered confirmed when Public Dining Room has issued a receipt and confirmation email. Your booking can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the day (i.e. 6th February 2019) with no cancellation fee. Cancellations after this date will be charged at 50% cancellation fee (i.e. $125 per couple). Payment of accounts: All accounts are to be settled on the day of your reservation, either by cash or credit card. Public Dining Room does not accept personal cheques; though payment by company cheque may be pre-arranged (credit card details are required).
14 Feb 2019
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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About Public Dining Room

A Balmoral Beauty... If you’ve made it to Balmoral Baths, then you’ve pretty much got the location sorted. Tick one for Public Dining Room. As you sit in this bright, contemporary room with huge dome lights punctuating the open space, floor-to-ceiling windows and warm timbers throughout, spirits and instantly raised. When heart-warming, tasty food is served you know you’ve hit a winner. Tick Two for Public Dining Room.The focus here is on casual fine food – supporting Australian ingredients, suppliers and sustainable seafood wherever possible. Breakfasts of smashed avocado on Sonoma toast with Yarra Valley fetta and seasonal Portobello mushrooms covered with grana padano are a popular choice. Lunch and dinner options run from oyster selections, to gin-cured trout or Thirlmere duck (confit and smoked). It’s good for the soul type food served in a picture perfect setting - the kind of dining experience that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who doesn't want a bit of that? Best dish: gin-cured trout

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